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Pokemon Beats Yakuza For Top of Sales Charts

PSP Yakuza game debuts with over 170,000 units, but not nearly enough to fight off Black & White.

 
A cinematic scene from Sega's PSP Yakuza game.

Pokemon Black & White may have had the best first week in the history of the Japanese game industry. But how did it do in its second week?

Pretty darn good, it seems. Media Create (via 4gamer, our usual source for early sales data) reports second week sales of over 820,000 units for Black & White. This takes the game well over the 3,300,000 units mark.

Black & White had some big competition this week as Sega brought its Yakuza spinoff game Yakuza Black Panther to the PSP. First week sales for this were 174,213 units.

Despite the release of the new Yakuza game, DS continued to dominate in hardware, with DSi at the top and DSi LL just below the PSP.

Here's the full top 20, covering September 20 through September 6.

  • 1. Pokemon Black & White (Pokemon, DS): 828,580 (3,386,358)
  • 2. Black Panther Yakuza New Chapter (Sega, PSP): 174,213
  • 3. Wii Party (Nintendo, Wii): 43,077 (1,040,102)
  • 4. Durarara!! 3way Standoff (Ascii, PSP): 21,566
  • 5. Monhan Diary Poka Poka Felyne Village (Capcom, PSP): 18,652 (447,329)
  • 6. One Piece Gigant Battle! (Namco Bandai, DS): 14,339 (174,316)
  • 7. Front Mission Evolved (Square Enix, PS3): 10,421 (61,504)
  • 8. Koihime Musou Otome Ryouran Sangokushi Engi Go-hen (Yeti, PSP): 10,240
  • 9. Yu-Gi-Oh Fighters Tag Force 5 (Konami, PSP): 9,805 (55,684)
  • 10. Winning Post 7 2010 (Tecmo Koei, PS3): 9,714
  • 11. Taiko Drum Master DS (Namco Bandai, DS): 9,653 (225,166)
  • 12. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo, Wii): 9,414 (834,955)
  • 13. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo, Wii): 7,720 (2,074,733)
  • 14. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G PSP the Best Re-release Version (Capcom, PSP): 7,585 (430,362)
  • 15. Inazuma Eleven 3 (Level-5, DS): 7,526 (843,883)
  • 16. Winning Post 7 2010 (Tecmo Koei, PSP): 6,355
  • 17. Painting Classroom DS (Nintendo, DS): 6,314 (180,030)
  • 18. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 6,191 (2,937,740)
  • 19. Friend Collection (Nintendo, DS): 5,999 (3,424,869)
  • 20. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 5,891 (3,996,368)

Here are the hardware sales for the week, with last week's sales in parentheses:

  • 1. DSi: 49,411 (47,379)
  • 2. PSP: 37,576 (29,866)
  • 3. DSi LL: 32,777 (31,254)
  • 4. PS3: 20,694 (21,096)
  • 5. Wii: 16,908 (14,833)
  • 6. DS Lite: 7,011 (7,137)
  • 7. X360: 2,599 (5,804)
  • 8. PS2: 1,514 (1,390)
  • 9. PSP go: 900 (863)

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